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Me and my hubby in April 2010. (After I lost the weight - the FIRST time!)

This is with my son on his birthday - Sept 2014

Summer vacation - Always trying to hide behind the kids! - August 2014


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Hi! My name is Missy, I'm 41 yrs old and I live in River Falls, WI with my husband and three kids. I've been with Spark people since October 2009 but took a long break! I was very active as a child and in middle/high school so weight was never an issue until that active lifestyle was gone. I got married and just let myself go and am so embarrassed that I let myself get to the point I did!

I'm so sick and tired of being fat. I hated the fact that I'm the fat wife, mom, friend, sister, daughter, etc. I'm sick and tired of wondering what the weight limit is on something and am so sick of shopping in the plus size section! I especially hate clothes shopping right now.

I actually lost 80 lbs a couple years ago but between new meds, family issues, not counting calories and not exercising regularly, I've gained most of it (not quite all!) back! I've been trying to convince myself to get back on but have avoided the scale like the plague. I forced myself to get on the scale this morning and while it wasn't as bad as I expected, it still wasn't good. Obesity has been an issue for my family and I don't want to be like my parents with a cabinet full of prescriptions.

Growing up, we were huge pop drinkers. Loved Coke, Orange, Grape and Root Beer. The sweet stuff and none of the diet 'crap'! Took a LONG time (almost a year!) for the cravings to finally go away but I finally kicked that habit and I no longer crave it like I used to. This has made a huge difference! The pop made me feel so bloated!

I work full-time and have three kids so finding the time to workout in the evenings is tough. By the time I get homework done, everyone to & from sports and bags ready for the morning, I'm beat.

I have to keep it going this time and make it to my goal. I am 100% committed to changing my life for the better because I don't want my kids repeating the cycle that my parents started with me. It's such a hard cycle to break once you're an adult and are used to living/eating a certain way.

Good luck to everyone out there! This is such a hard thing to do but the rewards are countless!

Member Since: 6/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 10,685

My Goals:
My overall goal was to lose 90 lbs but then I thought 'Why not shoot for 100?' Guess I'll just have to see how I look and feel when I get down there. I really just want to lead a more active lifestyle with my husband and kids!

Goal 1: Get under 200 lbs - DONE!

Goal 2: Get under 192 lbs (lowest weight I can remember since I was 23 yrs old!) - DONE

Goal 3: Get to 180 lbs

Goal 4: Get to 174 (the weight at which I'm no longer classified as 'Obese' on that darn BMI scale!) -

Goal 5: Get to 153 lbs! (this is how low I got before I slipped! Want that back!)

Goal 6: Reach goal weight. Not exactly sure what that is right now. I'm thinking 135-140 but have to see how it looks on me! It's been a LONG time since I've seen that on me!

My Program:
My program consists of diet and exercise.
I still 'allow' myself to eat the foods I love, but I know how much I can have and make better choices all around. This really isn't a 'diet'. This is a lifestyle change and now that I see the results, it's not hard to stick with!
I track all my meals on this site and exercise my butt off! (Literally!) I walk & run on the treadmill for 90minutes almost every night (at least 5 out of 7 days/wk). I also do a handful of other strength training exercises once I'm off the treadmill. I also walk 3-5 times per week over my lunch hour.

Personal Information:
Grew up in St. Paul, MN.

Moved to River Falls, WI in 2005.

Married 17 yrs and have 3 awesome kids!

E-Mail: missyjow@gmail.com

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